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Thursday, October 26, 2017

USA & Canada Chapter

2017 Cluny Sisters’ Province Chapter

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, Province of the U.S.A. and Canada, held their Province Chapter at the Miramar Retreat Center in Duxbury, MA. from Sunday, October 1st to Thursday, October 5th.

In preparation for the Congregation’s General Chapter being held next year in Paris, France, the sisters focused on three areas:     
                                            How we relate
                                            How we live
                                            How we steward

Reports made to the delegates of the Chapter included:
            A Global Concerns Report by Sister Marie Cooper
            A Province Report of the last six years by the Provincial,
            Sister Luke Parker
            A Finance Report by Ginny Gladu of BMT. 

The morning of the final day of chapter, the sisters voted to accept the commitment and direction of the Sisters of the Province over the next six years.

Chapter Document

Inspired by the example of our foundress, Blessed Anne Marie,
who chose to be in relationship with all those whom
God placed in her path…
and impelled by God’s Spirit and the perils of our fragile planet…

We, Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny embrace,
like Jesus, the Paschal Mystery in our own lives and in our world.

Therefore we…
           Choose communal contemplation in our daily lives.

Choose to be conduits of positive energy in our world through
who we are, what we say, and the attitudes we hold.

           Choose to be the presence of Christ to all we encounter, without

           Choose Gospel non-violence as our way of being in all
           situations at all times.
           Choose to use sustainability as the lens through which we make
           decisions for the sake of the future.

           Choose to open ourselves to the transformation of religious life
           as it continues to emerge.

For more photos of our gathering, go to our Congregational Website to enjoy photos from our Province Chapter (Oct. 01 - 04) and the many Province Chapters that have been taking place throughout 2017 in many parts of the world where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny live and minister.

From this link, go to Oct. 01 – 04 and click on PHOTOS: